Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tis the season

I have not blogged for awhile, but that doesn't mean I haven't been writing.

It's tough not to get inspired when all anybody around me can talk about is how inspired they are by the Christmas season. All right. That's not fair. People talk about more than Christmas, but that's not the point.

What I'm saying is that, for whatever reason, I find myself trying all differnt kinds of techniques in my writing now that there is snow on the ground. I don't know why, but the change in the season has really got me toying with a bunch of new stuff.

For example: I'm writing a lot more short fiction, but I'm doing it in a bunch of different ways. I'm writing in first person, third person and from the sandpoints of a number of changing characters.

This shows me where I am strong, and where I am weak in my writing. It shows me what I need to work at, and what I'm really good with. That's valuable information since it's making me more of a complete writer.

I'm glad that I'm writing a bunch of changing things, an it's helping me form a style and a voice and those are things that can always use help.

But I am worried. What the heck is going to happen when spring hits?


  1. I think it sounds like a good idea to experiment with all sorts of styles and formats. Let's see---Spring? Sounds like a time for poetry to me.

  2. Experimentation is always a good thing. You may surprise yourself. Ultimately, I 'm sure you'll land where you're meant to. ;-)

  3. oh... seasonal writing strategies... similar to seasonal allergies - but MUCH more fun! Personally, I can't wait to see what the spring brings for you!!